Dual Special Needs plans (D-SNP) from UnitedHealthcare
Got Medicare? Got Medicaid? Get more benefits.
Get more benefits, all at no extra cost to you. UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs plans (D-SNPs) are designed for people who have both Medicare and Medicaid. These plans typically offer many extra benefits and features beyond Original Medicare and include help to coordinate care and benefits. People who are eligible can get a Dual Special Needs plan for as low as a $0 plan premium.
Dual Special Needs plans typically include:
Food, OTC and utility bill credit
Get a monthly credit to spend on healthy food, over-the-counter (OTC) products and utility bills. A healthy boost to your budget.1
Prescription drug coverage
$0 copay on covered generic and brand-name prescriptions including home delivery. Prescription drug coverage is always included in Dual Special Needs plans.
Most members can access the largest national Medicare Advantage dental network and have $0 copays on dental services like exams, routine cleanings, fillings, crowns and dentures.
Routine vision benefits
Most members can access one of Medicare Advantage’s largest national vision networks and have a routine annual eye exam covered at a $0 copay.
Routine hearing benefits
Most members can get a yearly routine hearing exam for a $0 copay and a broad selection of brand name hearing aids.
$0 copay for trips to or from approved locations, such as medical appointments, gyms and pharmacies.
Renew Active®, the gold standard in Medicare fitness programs for body and mind, exclusively from UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans at no additional cost.
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Is a Dual Special Needs plan right for you?
It may be right for you if...
- You have Medicaid* and Medicare
- You have complex medical needs
- You need help to coordinate your care
- You’d like extra benefits and features at no extra cost
It's not the best for you if...
- You qualify for either Medicare or Medicaid, but not both
*Dual eligible enrollees are either Full Dual Eligible or Partial Dual Eligible. Full Dual Eligible enrollees qualify for full state Medicaid benefits, including covered medical care, whereas Partial Dual Eligible enrollees, don’t qualify for medical benefits through their state Medicaid program, but may qualify for additional help. Check eligibility requirements before you start the enrollment process. Some D-SNPs only accept members who are Full Dual Eligible.
We may have other plan options that meet your healthcare and budget needs if a Dual Special Needs plan isn't right for you.
Note: Not all D-SNPs are available in all areas. But there may be other Medicare Advantage plans that may be a good fit for you. To find plans in your area, enter your ZIP code at the bottom of the page and click the "Shop" button. This will take you to a page that shows all plans available for your ZIP code.
- The number of plans available will show above the plan type. For example, if there are five Medicare Advantage plans available in your area, you'll see the number "5" above "Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans."
- If you see a number above "Medicare Special Needs plans," click the "View plans" link under that plan type. This will let you see all Special Needs plans offered in your area — including D-SNPs, if they are available.
- If you see a "0" above "Medicare Special Needs plans," that means there aren't any Special Needs plans available in your area.
Find a plan
Call UnitedHealthcare at FED TFN / TTY 711
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Call UnitedHealthcare at MEDSUPP TFN / TTY 711
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Monday through Friday
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Meet with us
Make an appointment with a licensed insurance agent/producer in your area
1Average member weighted monthly benefit is $180. Benefits, features, and/or devices may vary by plan/area. Limitations and exclusions apply. Food/OTC/Utilities benefits have expiration timeframes. Call your plan or review your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) for more information.